"Trump has cast the opaqueness of his intentions as an asset, and his advisers have chided reporters at times for taking everything their boss says 'so literally,’” says The Associated Press.
Media reports vary as far as Trump’s initial executive orders.
The first executive orders still are up in the air, Politico quoted incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer as saying Thursday morning.
But Reuters, also citing Spicer, says Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Obama's policies.
Trump's advisers have vetted more than 200 potential executive orders for him to consider signing on healthcare, climate policy, immigration, energy and other issues, but it isn't clear how many orders he'll initially approve, according to a member of the Trump transition team.
Trump is expected to freeze federal government hiring.
A budget blueprint being used by the Trump team would cut federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years, reports The Hill.
Trump's team has announced nominations for 29 of the 690 federal government positions that require Senate confirmation, according to the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit that's advised Trump's transition.
Trump aides announced on Thursday that he's asked 50 senior Obama administration appointees to stay in their jobs after the inauguration to ensure continuity in government.
Here is “everything you need to know” about Trump’s inauguration, from Politico.
Here is Breitbart’s live coverage.